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Black Diamond Free Style Belgian Blonde Ale - Black Diamond Brewing Co.

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Black Diamond Free Style Belgian Blonde AleBlack Diamond Free Style Belgian Blonde Ale

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80
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54 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 12.64%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Black Diamond Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: stephendr on 03-23-2007)
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Black Diamond Free Style Belgian Blonde Ale from Black Diamond Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.